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M.S. in Mental Health Counseling Application Process

The master's program in mental health counseling operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

Semester Entry Options

  • Fall entry only

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
    Note: Please submit the online application before any other supplemental documents (transcripts, resumes, references, etc.) are submitted.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendation forms which can be submitted online (refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé
  • Professional/career goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Contact graduate admissions or the graduate program chair regarding the process to request graduate transfer credit

*When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always follow the electronic PDF delivery method directly to St. John Fisher College. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.

Program-Specific Applications Requirements

  • Interview with the Admissions Committee of the program
  • Life experience relevant to the work of a mental health counselor (such as personal experience, and/or paid or volunteer experience)